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September 8, 2012
Irvine police arrested a registered sex offender last week who had gone to Citrus Glen Park to play tennis, officers said. Jean Pierre Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove was arrested for violating a July 2011 Irvine law that prohibits certain sex offenders from visiting city parks or recreational facilities, according to the Irvine Police Department. Nguyen was on probation after a conviction earlier this year for indecent exposure in Garden Grove, police said. The Orange County Probation Department contacted Irvine police believing Nguyen was at the park on Thursday.
NEWS
October 11, 2002
Newport Harbor High's Sailors came through on several counts Thursday at the Sea View League meet at Irvine Park, the girls keyed by Courtney Marshall's 19:26, and the boys led by Alec Urtusuastegui, who toured the Irvine Park course in 16:39. The girls and boys each won three of five dual meets, with Woodbridge the power in the girls, Foothill dominating the boys race. Woodbridge's Kristen Berglas was the girls' winner in 18:18, and Woodbridge's Michael Haddan continued his domination in the boys competition, sweeping to a 14:56.
NEWS
November 3, 2004
Sage Hill School freshman Katie McKeon and senior Mike Voge captured the Academy League girls and boys cross country titles, respectively, Tuesday at Irvine Park. McKeon finished in 20:16 to lead the Sage Hill girls to a fourth-place finish. Her individual performance earned her a chance to run at the CIF Southern Section preliminaries Nov. 13 at Mt. San Antonio College. Erica Faris (22:13), Iral Brito (23:44), Sara Montezami (23:53) and Nassim Alisobhani (26:00)
NEWS
January 28, 2012
Two men were arrested on suspicion of robbing a man they met on Craigslist at an Irvine park, police said. Xavier Austin Parnell, 24, of Canoga Park, and Matthew Erick Davis, 22, formerly of Irvine, allegedly met a Huntington Beach man trying to sell a laptop Sunday night, the Irvine Police Department said. During the transaction, Parnell allegedly reached inside his coat, seemingly for his wallet, but displayed a handgun and demanded the merchandise instead, running to a car police believe was being driven by Davis.
NEWS
October 18, 1999
Joseph Boo ORANGE - Junior Amber Steen of Newport Harbor High kept pushing herself, and kept working hard during the season. On Saturday, it paid off for her in a big way at the Orange County Championship for cross country in Irvine Park. Steen won the girls varsity sweepstake race and led the Sailors to a sixth-place finish. Sonya Mechkor finished 20th in the other impressive effort for Newport Harbor. This was the toughest field Steen ran against all year.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY Orange Coast League Cluster Meet Costa Mesa High senior Brett Bermudez won in 15 minutes, 24.40 seconds to lead the Mustangs to a third-place finish Wednesday at Irvine Park in Orange. Junior Anuare Magana came in third for Costa Mesa in 15:38.86. John Hernandez (13th in 16:56.45), Joseph Pena (21st in 17:34.53) and Christian Chavez (26th in 18:02.11) rounded out the Mustangs' top five. Costa Mesa scored 64 points. Laguna Beach won with 42 points and Godinez was second with 51 points.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
Both the men's and women's cross country teams for Orange Coast College will take part in the Irvine Invitational, held at Irvine Park today at 10 a.m. At last week's Coast Invitational, the Pirates' women took first place, while the men placed third. Leading the way for the women's team was the 1-2 combination of Heather Shurtleff and Christiane Reimer. Shurtleff finished the 3.2-mile course first with a time of 18:50, while Reimer was runner-up with a 19:37.
NEWS
November 3, 2000
Steve Virgen IRVINE - No disrespect to the competitors in the girls race of the Pacific Coast League cross country finals, but Corona del Mar High is concentrating on the remaining postseason races. The Sea Kings have intensified their workouts with extra hill running in practices this week. They were supposed to be tired at the PCL finals. Instead, CdM held off any upsets or surprises and ran to a PCL championship as all seven runners finished in the top 19 Thursday at Irvine Park.
SPORTS
October 6, 2007
Orange Coast def. Fullerton COSTA MESA — Jacqi Reed had 26 kills and 15 digs to lead the Pirates in an Orange Empire Conference matchup of the top two teams in the state. Jessica Roy had 11 kills and Rebecca Lowe 10 for OCC (9-1, 3-0 in conference), ranked No. 1 in the state. Emily Lyon amassed 53 assist and Kayla Cutler had 25 digs for the Pirates. Nicole Coffer led Fullerton (9-2, 2-1) with 21 kills.   UC Irvine def. Pacific IRVINE — The Anteaters swept the Pacific Tigers in a Big West Conference match Friday, 30-23, 30-24, 30-26.
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September 25, 2013
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY Orange Coast League Cluster Meet Costa Mesa High senior Brett Bermudez won in 15 minutes, 24.40 seconds to lead the Mustangs to a third-place finish Wednesday at Irvine Park in Orange. Junior Anuare Magana came in third for Costa Mesa in 15:38.86. John Hernandez (13th in 16:56.45), Joseph Pena (21st in 17:34.53) and Christian Chavez (26th in 18:02.11) rounded out the Mustangs' top five. Costa Mesa scored 64 points. Laguna Beach won with 42 points and Godinez was second with 51 points.
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SPORTS
October 26, 2012
ORANGE - The Orange Coast College women's cross country team won its 17th straight Orange Empire Conference team title on Friday, thanks to a dominating performance at the OEC Meet at Irvine Regional Park. The Pirates used a 1-2-3-4-6 finish to cruise to a dominating 16-point team score. OCC freshman Leanne Allen claimed the individual title, with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 29.98 seconds. Teammates Karen Silvas (19:38.38), Chelsea Clifford (19:44.77) and Nisreen Rizk (19:44.95)
SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin | October 13, 2012
ORANGE - Not even a wheat-like substance in a Starbucks Frappuccino could really slow down Newport Harbor High senior cross country runner Paige Tennison, on Saturday at Irvine Regional Park. Running in a very businesslike manner, in the Orange County Championships, Tennison showed why she is among the elite three-milers in Orange County with her second straight individual sweepstakes title. Finishing in 16 minutes, 56 seconds in the Division 1 sweepstakes race, Tennison is starting to finish her last year wearing a Sailors uniform in stride.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
Irvine police arrested a registered sex offender last week who had gone to Citrus Glen Park to play tennis, officers said. Jean Pierre Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove was arrested for violating a July 2011 Irvine law that prohibits certain sex offenders from visiting city parks or recreational facilities, according to the Irvine Police Department. Nguyen was on probation after a conviction earlier this year for indecent exposure in Garden Grove, police said. The Orange County Probation Department contacted Irvine police believing Nguyen was at the park on Thursday.
NEWS
January 28, 2012
Two men were arrested on suspicion of robbing a man they met on Craigslist at an Irvine park, police said. Xavier Austin Parnell, 24, of Canoga Park, and Matthew Erick Davis, 22, formerly of Irvine, allegedly met a Huntington Beach man trying to sell a laptop Sunday night, the Irvine Police Department said. During the transaction, Parnell allegedly reached inside his coat, seemingly for his wallet, but displayed a handgun and demanded the merchandise instead, running to a car police believe was being driven by Davis.
NEWS
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | September 23, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — About 40 people gathered at Irvine Terrace Park on Thursday to honor a man who, along with two friends, helped create a student exchange program and formed a bond of friendship between Newport Beach and Okazaki, Japan. A bench memorializing Masao Kato was dedicated during the ceremony. Kato died in May in Japan. "So we have lost a visionary, a humanist, and in short, a good Rotarian," said Daniel Hoffman of the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club. "Above all, I have lost a good friend.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 23, 2011
IRVINE — Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin looked at the weathered El Toro Marine Corps Air Station runways and saw not decay or land seeped in political controversy, but a "Blue Heaven. " His unique perspective will be unveiled to the public Saturday at the inaugural exhibition of the newly constructed Great Park Gallery and Palm Court Arts Complex. Sculptures and 18 oil-on-canvas representations of the Marine air base, including "My Blue Heaven," "House of Blue Lights" and "LVF-18," are included in the show "Plane Air Power," which runs through Oct. 16. The exhibit's title is a play on words derived from the 20th century style of California plein air painters and incorporating the history of the base and those who lived there.
SPORTS
October 6, 2007
Orange Coast def. Fullerton COSTA MESA — Jacqi Reed had 26 kills and 15 digs to lead the Pirates in an Orange Empire Conference matchup of the top two teams in the state. Jessica Roy had 11 kills and Rebecca Lowe 10 for OCC (9-1, 3-0 in conference), ranked No. 1 in the state. Emily Lyon amassed 53 assist and Kayla Cutler had 25 digs for the Pirates. Nicole Coffer led Fullerton (9-2, 2-1) with 21 kills.   UC Irvine def. Pacific IRVINE — The Anteaters swept the Pacific Tigers in a Big West Conference match Friday, 30-23, 30-24, 30-26.
SPORTS
October 29, 2006
ORANGE ? The Orange Coast College men's and women's cross country teams won the Orange Empire Conference Championships Saturday at Irvine Park. The OCC women, the five-time defending state champion, dominated, as five of their runners finished in the top seven. Elda Hernandez led the Pirates, winning the individual title in 19 minutes, 29.69 seconds on the 3.1-mile course. Erindira Uriostegui followed in second (19:32.27), and Kelly Oelschlager was third (19:36.46). Kristin Glen (fifth in 20:20.
SPORTS
By Tanya Lyon | October 23, 2006
Having won the last five consecutive state championships, it's hardly a surprise the Orange Coast College women's cross country team is once again one of the strongest teams in the state. Earlier this month, the team displayed that strength by dominating the competition at the Orange Empire Conference Preview Meet at Irvine Park. While only the top five of any team's runners score, the Pirates managed to place six runners in the top eight spots and were just one point shy of a perfect meet score of 15 points.
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